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We previously reported that cardiac fibroblasts, but not cardiomyocytes, are served as the predominant source of IL-6 after isoproterenol stimulation in mouse myocardium. The present study investigated the molecular mechanism of isoproterenol-mediated secretion of IL-6 in mouse cardiac fibroblasts. Treatment of cells with isoproterenol-induced a(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide-ribonucleoside (AICAR) on proliferation, cell cycle, and apoptosis in the human epithelial cervical cancer cell line CaSki cells. METHODS Cell count and 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay were used to determine cell proliferation(More)
Cardioprotection by ischemic preconditioning (IPC) is impaired during hyperglycemia, but the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are poorly understood. This study investigated the role of hyperglycemia to adversely modulate tetrahydrobiopterin (BH(4)) and heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) during cardioprotection by IPC. Rabbits or mice underwent 30 min of(More)
Though known as a sensor of energy balance, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) was recently shown to limit damage and apoptotic activity and contribute to the late preconditioning in heart. Interleukin-6 was also reported to involve in anti-apoptosis and cardio-protection in myocardium. Interestingly, both AMPK activity and IL-6 level were increased in(More)
Recently, there have been important advancements in our understanding of the signaling mechanisms of adrenoreceptors (AR) and signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (STAT3). While their crucial roles in the pathological processes of the heart are well established, accumulating evidence suggests there is a complex pattern of crosstalk between(More)
As we previously reported, cAMP and p38 MAPK instead of protein kinase A were involved in beta-adrenergic receptor (beta-AR)-mediated interleukin-6 (IL-6) production in mouse cardiac fibroblasts. Besides kinases, phosphatases may also be involved in IL-6 gene regulation. To study the role of protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) in beta-AR-mediated IL-6(More)
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